What’s Happening: Neshama Carlebach, ‘Hitler in Los Angeles’
FRI JUNE 8
LEARN. LIVE. CONNECT.
A conference and resource fair on Parkinson’s disease features Dr. Indu Subramanian, Dr. Michael Marvi and Dr. Khashayar Dashtipour discussing, respectively, “Parkinson’s Disease: Beyond Motor Functions,” “Parkinson’s Disease and Non-Motor Symptoms” and “New Options for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.” The event is organized by the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the everyday lives of people affected by movement disorders. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Lunch included. Embassy Suites Glendale, 800 N. Central Ave., Glendale. (800) 256-0096. pmdalliance.org/learn-live-connect-glendale-ca.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Young professionals from Sinai Temple’s Atid group come together for a feel-good musical Friday night service, featuring Rabbi Jason Fruithandler weighing “The Meaning of Life.” A happy hour kicks off the event, and a dinner concludes the evening. Ages 21-39. 7-11 p.m. Happy hour and services are free. Dinner is $25, registration required. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-1518. sinaitemple.org.
SAT JUNE 9
SINGLES SHABBAT LUNCHEON
A relaxed setting, wine and a meal provide the ideal environment for singles to schmooze, mingle and make connections. Nessah Congregation Rabbi Yitzchak Sakhai speaks. 9 a.m., Shabbat services. 1 p.m., lunch. Nessah Congregation, 142 S. Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills. (310) 273-2400. nessah.org/event/shabbatluncheon.html.
In his new one-man show, “Fat Chance,” Jewish stand-up comedian Danny Lobell explores his lifelong struggle with his weight — from the time he was 9 years old and going to Weight Watchers meetings in Long Island basements with old ladies, to working at a fat-camp kitchen and adding pounds. He attempts to break his food addiction and solve the obesity epidemic not just for himself but the whole world. Part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. June 9, 10 p.m.; June 10, 3 p.m.; June 16, 10 p.m. $15. The Hudson Theatres, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. hollywoodfringe.org.
SUN JUNE 10
Performer Neshama Carlebach, daughter of the iconic but controversial Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, appears at Leo Baeck Temple to discuss the #MeToo movement, her family’s music, her father and the allegations brought against him, as well as the growth everyone is striving for during these challenging times. Leo Baeck Temple Rabbi Ken Chasen and Congregation Emanu-El Rabbi Sydney Mintz facilitate the conversation. The evening includes live music from Carlebach, Chasen and Emanuel-El Cantor Marsha Attie. 7-9 p.m. Free. Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 476-2861. leobaecktemple.org/events/an-evening-with-neshama-carlebach.
WALK FOR NA’AMAT USA
Bring your friends, kids and even your pets to Sunday morning’s 5-kilometer walk benefiting Na’amat USA, a local Jewish women’s organization supporting Israel’s educational and social services for women, children and families in need. Ages 12 and under are free. Registration, 8 a.m.; walk, 9 a.m. $25. Lake Balboa Park, 6300 Balboa Blvd., Encino. (818) 431-2200. naamat.org.
CHARITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Honor and remember Cantor Avrum Schwartz at the second annual co-ed three-on-three basketball tournament named for the late cantor. Spectators welcome. Warmup, 9 a.m.; round-robin games, 9:30 a.m.-noon. $18 per player; $18 for bronze sponsor; $36 for silver sponsor; $72 for gold sponsor. Organizers hope for numerous divisions in several age groups. Teams are selected the morning of the tournament. No team registrations. All proceeds will be divided between Shomrei Torah Synagogue and Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School. Tournament held at de Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 854-7650. stsonline.org.
Comedian Pauly Shore brings the funny to the Irvine Improv. In the 1990s, the foulmouthed performer starred in the big-screen comedies “Son-in-Law” and “Bio-Dome,” among others. 18 and over. 7 p.m.
$20. Irvine Improv, 527 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine. (949) 854-5455. irvine.
HIKE WITH THE JEWISH FEDERATION
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ young professionals group, YALA, convenes for a 2½-mile hike up the Los Liones Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains. Afterward, the group enjoys frozen yogurt at Toppings, in Pacific Palisades. 9:30 a.m. Free. Pre-registration required. 580 Los Liones Dr., Pacific Palisades. (323) 761-8000. jewishla.org.
CONVERSATIONS IN SCULPTURE
Writers from American Jewish University’s Institute for Jewish Creativity, an incubator for Jewish art and creativity, interact with pieces from the Sondra and Marvin Smalley Sculpture Garden. 3 p.m. Free. American Jewish University Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles. (310) 440-1572. aju.edu.
“A BROTHER’S TALE”
Sibling Cantors Samuel and Yudi Cohen take audiences on a musical journey, from their Shabbat table to the bimah. The two were raised in a family where cantorial singing was in the blood — both grandfathers were cantors, as was their father. 5:30 p.m. $36 students, $50 general, $100 reserved. Kehillat Ma’arav, 1715 21st St., Santa Monica. (310) 829-0566. km-synagogue.org.
“TRAPPED AT TEA TIME”
This world premiere dramedy by Marcos Cohen is set in the apartment of Yolanda, an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor. Brothers Omar and Ramiro, thieves and drug addicts, take her building’s doorman hostage in order to steal money and valuables from her to pay off their debt to drug lords. As the play unfolds, the characters reveal personal stories and conflicts, discovering that they share a common past. Directed by Linda Alznauer. Part of Hollywood Fringe. For ages 18 and older. 3:30 p.m. $18. Also, June 17 at 6 p.m. and June 21 at 7 p.m. The Actors Company, 916 N. Formosa Ave., Los Angeles. (424) 653-0926. hollywoodfringe.org.
THU JUNE 14
2018 JERUSALEM MIXER
Enjoy an open bar, music and Israeli-style food at a fundraiser for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. Raid on Entebbe participant Sassy Reuven will speak. Ages 21-39. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. $26 online, $36 at the door. Private residence, 708 Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills. For information, call (818) 344-2303 or (818) 961-6184.
“HITLER IN LOS ANGELES” AUTHOR
Join “Hitler in Los Angeles” author Steven J. Ross with Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum as they discuss the chilling, little-known story of the rise of Nazism in Los Angeles and the Jewish leaders and spies recruited to stop it. Presented by American Jewish University’s Sigi Ziering Institute and the Jewish Historical Society of Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. $10. AJU’s Familian Campus, 15600 Muholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1572. aju.edu.
“HOPE, LIFE & FAITH: TRANSFORMING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT”
Join Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Doug Rosen and Becky Savage in a panel discussion and Q-and-A with leading experts on addiction, prevention and intervention. Savage, an Indiana nurse who has appeared on CNN, lost two sons to opioid overdoses in one night. Sponsored by Project Tikvah and The Aleph Institute, this program is a joint partnership with Beit T’Shuvah, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Chabad Treatment Center and others. 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. program. Space is limited; RSVP urged at email@example.com. Shaarei Tefila, 7269 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 598-2142. aleph-institute.org. Note: prior announcements stating that Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin would also be presenting were erroneous.